Bananacone

I wish I could say that this will be one of an ongoing series but the truth is that I don’t have great ideas very often.

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One of the “tricks” I use to get Seve to eat bananas is to give it to him still in the peel (aka: “monkey banana”).  Sometimes the banana is too ripe, though, or he’s too efficient with his peeling and … plop … sticky, denuded banana on the table and he wants nothing to do with it.  Having suffered the indignity of eating a frozen banana on a stick, age 13, I empathize.

In an attempt to salvage the snack, I reached for a kleenex to wrap around the nakey ‘nana, and handed it to him, saying, “Look, Beast, just like an ice cream cone.”  At which point I remembered that we have ACTUAL mini ice cream cones and BAM: Parenting Hack, Part I of I.

NOTE: This is not “banana ice cream” or “frozen banana treat” or “paleo soft serve” or whathaveyou.  It’s a banana in an ice cream cone.  Let’s not get carried away, here.

Bananacone

I wish I could say that this will be one of an ongoing series but the truth is that I don’t have great ideas very often.

parenting_hack

One of the “tricks” I use to get Seve to eat bananas is to give it to him still in the peel (aka: “monkey banana”).  Sometimes the banana is too ripe, though, or he’s too efficient with his peeling and … plop … sticky, denuded banana on the table and he wants nothing to do with it.  Having suffered the indignity of eating a frozen banana on a stick, age 13, I empathize.

In an attempt to salvage the snack, I reached for a kleenex to wrap around the nakey ‘nana, and handed it to him, saying, “Look, Beast, just like an ice cream cone.”  At which point I remembered that we have ACTUAL mini ice cream cones and BAM: Parenting Hack, Part I of I.

NOTE: This is not “banana ice cream” or “frozen banana treat” or “paleo soft serve” or whathaveyou.  It’s a banana in an ice cream cone.  Let’s not get carried away, here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

From the Catedral Nueva in Salamanca, Spain, a whimsical contemporary update on the ancient craft of stone carving:

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This section features the famous astronaut and ice cream-eating monkey; you can view a better photo of the astronaut here, along with a good description (debunking) of its origins.

More at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge.

If you think I’m talking about you here, yeah, you’re probably right.

If you think I’m talking about you here, yeah, you’re probably right.